Deborah Brand

Articles by Deborah Brand

Top Israeli Minister ‘Not Angry’ at Biden Envoy’s Call to ‘Throw Him off a Plane’

Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich said he was “not angry” at U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides over the latter’s call to have him “thrown off a plane,” which were made in response to the Israeli minister’s own comments calling to “wipe out” a Palestinian village of Huwara, the site of a terror attack in which two Israeli brothers were killed.

Tom Nides, the US Ambassador to Israel, speaks to the Foreign Press Association at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on September 7, 2022. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP) (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden, Netanyahu at Odds over West Bank ‘Settlement Freeze’ Claim

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly denied agreeing to freeze West Bank settlement construction on Sunday, after the U.S. published a joint statement saying Israel had agreed “to stop discussion of any new settlement units for 4 months and to stop authorization of any outposts for 6 months.”


Antisemitic ‘Day of Hate’ Across America Deemed an Abject Failure

A “National Day of Hate” against “vermin” Jews organized by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups across America to coincide with the Jewish Sabbath was deemed a failure and instead turned into a “Shabbat of peace, not hate,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

A participant of the 'Berlin wears kippa' rally wears a kippa in Berlin on April 25, 2018. - Germans stage shows of solidarity with Jews after a spate of shocking anti-Semitic assaults, raising pointed questions about Berlin's ability to protect its burgeoning Jewish community seven decades after the Holocaust. (Photo …